Election 2016

Trump Openly Welcomes Russian Espionage

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I shit you not.

Republicans presidential nominee Donald Trump answered questions at a press conference in Florida this morning where he openly welcomed Russian espionage against the Democratic nominee.

When asked about documents stolen in a cyber attack on the Democratic National Committee’s servers, Trump suggested hackers had also breached Clinton’s personal email server.

By the way, if they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do,” the GOP nominee told reporters, referring to Russia, who security experts suspect was behind the hack. “They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted.”

He also addressed the country directly: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you can find the 33,000 emails that are missing.

There you have it. Whether or not Trump is directly involved, he’s now openly asking Russia to hack his political rivals.

If Trump would ask Russia to hack the Democratic party and the Democratic nominee, he wouldn’t even think twice about spying on private citizens.

Trump is a threat to national security and western democracy.

  • muselet

    Jumpin’ Judas on a unicycle.

    Donald Trump is directly asking Vladimir Putin to interfere in the presidential election. I suppose Trump figures Putin owes him one because of his endless toadying to Russian interests.

    Donald Trump must never be elected President of the United States.

    –alopecia

  • Badgerite

    It is clear that Trump is trying to upstage the Democratic Convention with this crap. He wants to unnerve Hilary Clinton and poop all over the Convention. He plays dirty. In business for sure and clearly in politics as well.
    I think he doubles down in an effort not just to sow discord but to grab headlines and basically distract from what is likely to be the polar opposite of the Fear And Loathing in Cleveland. He is really quite the scum bag. There is no more emails coming. And if there are there is no reason to believe that they would be authentic because of the source. But I hope the GOP is proud of themselves. Not only has he openly admired Kim Jung Un of North Korea, Saddam Hussein, Hitler by all accounts, and Putin. But he has actively invited a hostile foreign power to interfere in the US presidential elections. It doesn’t get more ‘patriotic’ than that. “He will never let you down”. (snort) He already has. And he is only a nominee.

  • Aynwrong

    This should be the only thing the media talks about. They won’t and I’m not sure of would matter any more at this point. Trump’s voters are idiots who will believe anything and Bernie or Busters are too self involved to get it through their heads that Hillary is their only option.

    • gescove

      I had the misfortune of trying to engage a Bernie or Buster yesterday. A partial transcript:

      Me: (Summarizing) Trump is a racist, xenophobic, sexist, bullying know-nothing.
      Her: Yes, but I just can’t throw away my vote on Hillary.
      Me: Seriously? (Long defense of Hillary’s bonafides.) That only aids and abets Trump and he will cause real and lasting damage to our nation and our democracy.
      Her: (Paraphrasing) Well, maybe there needs to be some deconstruction in order to usher in REAL
      change.

      At that point, I politely gave up. But I thought to myself “Oh my god, you smug privileged fucking
      moron. You do not deserve to vote.” I had other thoughts I won’t commit to writing, but DAMN!

      • Aynwrong

        Which of course means that the Bush Administration just wasn’t destructive enough to cause people to wake up and vote for the liberal utopia.

        The “My vote is a precious snowflake” argument is the most infuriating of privileged positions.

        • gescove

          I assume she was one of the people who voted for the liberal utopia that Ralph Nader would have delivered except for our corrupt and compromised two-party system. WTF!

      • ninjaf

        Oh, you mean like the change that was ushered in in 2010 and 2014 when liberals sat on their hands to “make a point” during those elections?

        • gescove

          Exactly.

      • Scopedog

        Perhaps you should have done this–to knock some sense into her head.

        • gescove

          I fear it would only have knocked away the tiny amount of sense she had left.

        • Aynwrong

          Jesus!!! What was that from? The world’s angriest Disney show?

  • Victor the Crab

    He’s a fucking traitor is what he is! The media should be all over this and burn his ass. Oh wait, they wont!

  • Nefercat

    I hope this means he can be excluded from security briefings.

  • ChrisAndersen

    Donald Trump is now an active threat to the security of the United States

  • Badgerite

    That’s a really good picture of him. It puts the contrast between the orange makeup and his white face in high relief.

  • Draxiar

    The media, Congress, US Intelligence Agencies, Democrats and Republicans better nail his orange ass to the wall.

    • I think we just hit the Event Horizon and it’s only downhill from here.

  • Holy shit, I can’t even…I’m flabbergasted. We had better hear someone at the Federal level say something and do something to nip this crap in the bud. This is insane–Herr Drumpf is officially nuts. He literally thinks he can say and do anything and get away with it. And if no one does anything about this, then he’s right. God, gods, FSM, any fucking higher power out there, help us.

    • Scopedog

      Do you know what’s even worse, IrishGrrrl? The motherfuckers on Twitter and FB who are still bleating, “But what about the DNC and how they treated Bernie? Or what about Hillary and Saudi Arabia?”

      Jesus Christ…a candidate for President of the United States has called for a foreign nation to interfere with his opponent’s campaign, to interfere in a US Presidential campaign.

      Someone is actually setting the fucking house on fire…and some people are complaining about the turd they spotted floating in the toilet.

      • Seriously fucked up priorities is what it is. And I love how they’re saying Hillary is saying the Russians did it except for the fact that she isn’t. It’s the FBI and investigative journalists. Are we witnessing the end of our Democracy? This is a bad dream I just can’t wake up from.

  • Georgie
    • Too bad the eagle didn’t peck his eyes out and eat his brain.

      • Aynwrong

        Well, he does have a good brain.

        • It’s YYUUUUGEEE!

          • Victor the Crab

            Like his penis. (meaning, it’s not!)

      • gescove

        The eagle probably knew that if he ate the brain he could contract Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease.

    • Badgerite

      That is one Righteous Eagle. Go get um.